This Code of Conduct is for Councillors.
This Code is a statement of how Councillors will behave and work with the Brimbank community, Councillor colleagues and Council officers.
This is a Major Policy, in accordance with the Governance (Major Policy Consultation) Local Law No.3. Council considers this policy to be of major significance, and has committed to a public and transparent consultation process that provides an opportunity for people affected, to address the Council.
The Councillors’ Code of Conduct was reviewed and adopted by resolution of the Brimbank City Council on 14 February 2017 and is in accordance with Section 76C of the Local Government Act 1989.
Our Councillors have signed the Code, are committed to working together to govern this City effectively, and adhere to the principles of good governance. The Code goes beyond what is required by legislation. It is in two parts: Conduct; and Support.
The Code covers:
PART 1 - Conduct
Section 1 – COMMITMENT, VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
Section 2 - ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS
Section 3 – CONDUCT
Section 4 – CIVIC REPRESENTATION PROTOCOLS
Section 5 – ACCOUNTABILITY - INTERNAL RESOLUTION PROCEDURE
PART 2 - Support
Section 6 – RESOURCES SUPPORT
Section 7 – PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CIVIC REPRESENTATION
Section 8 – LEGAL AND INSURANCE
Section 9 – EXCLUSIONS
Section 10 – REIMBURSEMENT
Section 11 – REPORTING